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Grindr

Smartphone dating/hookup application for gay and bisexual men

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Grindr is a geosocial networking and online dating application geared towards gay, bi and trans people. It runs on iOS and Android and is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Grindr comes in both free and subscription-based versions. The app makes use of a mobile device's geolocation, a feature of smartphones and other devices, which allows users to locate other users who are nearby. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative photos of men, arranged from nearest to furthest away. Tapping on a picture will display a brief profile for that user, as well as the option to chat, send pictures, and share one's precise location.

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The LGBT app says it has a "zero-tolerance policy for racism" and will remove the filter.
BBC News - Published

Teenage killer who stabbed shop worker 128 times after meeting on Grindr app jailed for 24 years

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Alex Davies death: Man jailed for 'savage' Grindr date murder

Brian Healless was described by a judge as "manipulative, calculating and devious".
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Alex Davies stabbing: Teen guilty of Grindr date murder

Alex Davies was stabbed 128 times by a fellow teenager he agreed to meet at a remote location.
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'Nasty, cruel and stupid': Woman jailed after posing as man on Grindr and sharing intimate images of user

She was driven by 'revenge' after victim stopped messaging her, judge says
Independent - Published

Woman who posed as a man on Grindr is jailed for 12 months

Yannick Glaudin made the lives of two gay men she met via the dating app "hell", a court heard.
BBC News - Published

Primary school headteacher awarded £700,000 by tribunal after being sacked over Grindr threesome with teenagers

Former teacher calls dismissal case against him 'biased and homophobic'
Independent - Published

Serial killer's dealer jailed for Grindr murder

Gerald Matovu, 26, met victims via dating apps and used GHB to render them unconscious.
BBC News - Published

Gerald Matovu: Drug dealer of Grindr serial killer Stephen Port jailed for murder of former Bond actor

An ex-drug dealer has been jailed for at least 31 years for the murder of former James Bond actor Eric Michels.
Independent - Published

Man jailed for blackmailing Grindr dates by threatening to leak sexual photos

Patryk Hrymak, 27, swapped naked images with victims before demanding money
Independent - Published

Grindr: Chinese parent company plans to list gay dating app

Grindr's Chinese owner said US authorities no longer object to a public listing of the dating app.
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Eric Michels murder: 'Grindr thief' guilty of businessman murder

Gerald Matovu, who sold drugs to serial killer Stephen Port, gave his victim an overdose of GHB.
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The link between a Grindr murderer and a serial killer

Gerald Matovu, a friend of the serial killer Stephen Port, has himself been convicted of murder with a fatal overdose of the drug GHB.
BBC News - Published

Suspected Grindr rapist and murderer hunted by police who fear there may be further victims

Death of Adrian Murphy linked to attack on another man in London
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